THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BOSTON BRAVES ...
SPAHN & SAIN and PRAY FOR RAIN ...

July 22, 1948 ... Heavy early morning rain caused the cancellation on the game at Crosley Field. Jim Russell was hospitalized with a 102 temperature caused by an abscessed tooth.  The team took the plane to St. Louis and Sibbi Sisti, who was in Dayton OH, took the train.

 

 

BRAVES BATTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

RBI

HR

AVG

 

 

Nelson Potter 6 0 3 2 0 .500

 

 

Eddie Stanky 231 47 76 27 2 .329

 

 

Al Dark 252 40 82 27 3 .325

 

 

Tommy Holmes 303 50 98 40 6 .323

 

 

Jeff Heath 223 38 69 38 10 .309

 

 

Mike McCormick 127 18 37 18 0 .291

 

 

Bob Elliott 288 57 78 55 11 .271

 

 

Bill Salkeld 115 19 31 16 6 .270

 

 

Jim Russell 310 43 83 52 9 .268

 

 

Earl Torgeson 276 44 70 45 8 .254

 

 

Clint Conaster 62 5 15 6 0 .242

 

 

Phil Masi 204 23 48 21 3 .235

 

 

Johnny Sain 63 5 14 8 0 .222

 

 

Frank McCormick 73 7 16 12 2 .219

 

 

Warren Spahn 51 7 10 2 0 .196

 

 

Sibby Sisti 82 14 15 5 0 .183

 

 

Connie Ryan 83 10 15 8 0 .181

 

 

Clyde Shoun 17 2 3 4 0 .176

 

 

Vern Bickford 25 2 4 4 0 .160

 

 

Red Barrett 22 0 3 4 0 .136

 

 

Bobby Hogue 11 0 1 1 0 .091

 

 

Bill Voiselle 45 2 3 2 0 .067

 

 

Johnny Beazley 5 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

Ernie White 3 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

  

 

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

51 34 -

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 43 39 6 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 43 40 7

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 43 40 7

 

 

New York Giants 41 41 8 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 41 46 11

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 39 47 12 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 36 50 15 1/2